Set in the jungle overlooking Quexil Lagoon and near the great Mayan city of Tikal, Las Lagunas is a comfortable boutique lodge with just 19 suites. The lodge has a private reserve where wildlife, especially birds and monkeys, may be observed.
At a Glance
Set on the edge of the Quexil lagoon and surrounded by a 300-acre enclosed nature reserve
Modern style jungle lodge which offers all the facilities and amenities to ensure a comfortable stay
Perfectly placed for exploring the impressive Mayan ruins of Tikal, as well as Uaxactún and Yaxhá
Large and spacious accommodation, with AC and private Jacuzzis
Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Las Lagunas or take a look at our itineraries to Tikal
Tucked into the jungle and enjoying a peaceful setting on the shores of Guatemala's Quexil lagoon, Las Lagunas is a boutique lodge style property, with just 19 freestanding suites. The property sits within its own enclosed nature reserve, which spans almost 300 acres and plays home to monkeys, jaguars, ocelots and over 250 bird species. Stay here and discover the region's vast and varied wildlife, while paying visits to some of the Mayan civilization's most impressive ruins, from Tikal to Uaxactún and Yaxhá.
Las Lagunas Hotel itself is relatively modern in style with rustic elements, boasting a range of facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. As well as exploring the nearby Mayan ruins on a series of exciting excursions, guests can opt to relax in the spa, take part in yoga classes, pay a visit to the on-site museum, and enjoy fantastic dining in the Shultun Restaurant, which serves up international cuisine, as well as local specialties. Daily boat tours are included in your stay over to Monkey Island, where you can help feed the monkeys!
There are 19 individual suites at Las Lagunas, all of which are spacious and modern in style with comfortable beds, AC and private Jacuzzis, as well as satellite TV, iPod docks, waterfall shower, luxurious bedding and mini-bar.
There are no specific childcare facilities, however the resort is very family friendly and teenagers will love the boat trips over to Monkey Island and the visits into the nature reserve. Suites can accommodate extra beds and private family dinners can be arranged.
Facilities at Las Lagunas include a spa, a nature reserve and a museum, as well as the use of kayaks and bicycles. The hotel restaurant serves a delicious selection of international and local cuisine.
The main highlight of a stay here is a visit to the Mayan ruins at Tikal, whose pyramids pierce through the jungle canopy. Every afternoon the hotel offers an ATV excursion around its nature reserve, exploring the tropical flora and fauna within - keep your eyes peeled for ocelots, margay tigers, jaguar, deers, wild pigs and monkeys. There are also daily boat trips out to Monkey Island where the hotel boasts its own breeding program, and guests are invited to feed the animals. Birds are also abundant and birdwatchiung tours can be arranged.
Location & Directions
Las Lagunas is located on the edge of a lagoon in the heart of a 300-acre private nature reserve. It is within easy reach of the ruins of Tikal, Uaxactún and Yaxhá.
When to go
There’s no bad time for visiting Guatemala, though the rainy season – called invierno (winter) – makes unpaved roads more difficult from mid-May to mid-October, and into November and December in the north and east. In the lowland jungles of El Petén, the mud at this time will slow you down, guaranteed. Humidity – never low on the coasts or in El Petén – increases during the rainy season, too. The dry season – verano (summer) – is from about November to April, and this means sweltering heat in El Petén and along the coasts and comfortably warm days in the highlands.
The height of the foreign tourist season is from Christmas to Easter. Things become acute around Christmas, New Year’s and Easter, when Guatemalans take vacations too– in many places you’ll need to book ahead. Another high season runs June to August, when throngs of North Americans descend on Guatemala.